Irish Arts Center Book Day 2013



Irish Arts Center Book Day 2013

in association with
New York City Council

Friday, March 15 | Early morning until the books run out!

Irish Arts Center will kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the third annual Irish Arts Center Book Day! Keep an eye out for Book Day volunteers handing out 10,000 works by Irish and Irish American authors, free, at eight subway stops and transportation hubs across all five boroughs. Find out where to snag a free book by keeping tabs on our Twitter feed (#IACBookDay) and Facebook page.

“Never been happier to walk down Canal than this morning where the Irish Arts Center is handing out the true spirit of Ireland. Thank you! #IACBookDay” – Book Day 2012 recipient, via Twitter

Get involved!
For book donation and sponsorship opportunities promoting this day of literacy and Irish culture, contact rachael@irishartscenter.org. For volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer@irishartscenter.org.

Irish Arts Center Book Day is inspired by a similar event run by Solas Nua in Washington D.C. since 2006.



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Starting at 7:30 am until the books run out!

 Find out where to snag a free book by keeping tabs on our Twitter feed (#IACBookDay) and Facebook page.



Location 1Washington Heights: Broadway and 168th Street, at the south east corner of Broadway in front of the Columbia University Russ Berrie Medical Pavilion. Near the A, C, 1 Subway lines

Location 2: UWS: 72nd and Broadway outside the 1 train subway station


Location 3: Northeast corner of Havemeyer St. and Broadway at the Marcy Avenue J train station


Location 437th Road “Diversity” Plaza between 74th and 73rd Streets in Jackson Heights. TheRoosevelt Avenue station has an entrance right in the middle of the Plaza for the E, F, M, R and 7 trains.

Location 5: Southeast corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street at Woodside / 61st Street stop on the 7 train

Location 6Vernon Blvd – Jackson Avenue 7 train stop near New York Irish Center (from 12pm)


Location 7: Parkchester 6 Subway station, 177th StreetBronxNY


Location 8: St. George Terminal Staten Island1 Bay StreetStaten IslandNY 10301


On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Arts Center will set up teams of volunteers at subway locations across all 5 boroughs to hand out books by Irish and Irish American authors to New Yorkers, for free. Help us promote literacy by dropping off your books by Irish and Irish American authors at any of the following locations from now until Tuesday, March 12, 2013:

Glucksman Ireland House New York University
Address: 1 Washington Mews on 5th Avenue
Hours: M-F, 9:00 am to 6 pm, plus public events in the evenings and weekends
Contact:  (212) 998-3950 or visit: irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu

Irish Arts Center
Address: 553 West 51st Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
Hours: M-F, 10am to 6pm, plus public events in the evenings and weekends
Contact: (212) 757-3318 x 209 or visit irishartscenter.org

New York Irish Center
Address: 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City (Queens)
Book Drop-Off Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 4pm. Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Contact: 718-482-0909 or visit newyorkirishcenter.org

Books should be in decent condition. Thank you for supporting Irish Arts Center Book Day! For more information or to learn how you can volunteer for Book Day, call 212-757-3318 or drop us an email at volunteer@irishartscenter.org


Special thanks to our Book Day sponsors:
American Ireland Fund, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Kenneth Badree, Geoff Blake, Liam Casey, Norah and John Daly, Sean Finn, Kathy and Brian Gordon, Raymond Gordon, Deb and Brian Henry, Bryan Houlihan, Mary and Shaun Kelly, Geraldine Lucid, Michael Madden, Kathleen McCabe, Michael McEvoy, Kieran McLoughlin, Noreen Mulvanerty, George O'Neill, Amy Perry, Erinmarie Sullivan, Lisa Mary Sullivan, Pam and Matt Sutherland


phone 212-757-3318 fax 212-247-0930
553 West 51 Street, New York, NY 10019 | DIRECTIONS
general information info@irishartscenter.org

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